easy going, hard working, fun lovin gardener type guy
If you are visiting Kauai and you would like to be surrounded and be gilded by nature, idyllic settings, amazing people and allured smells and vibes, do not look any further.
We were extremely blessed and fortunate enough to stay one week at the farm and we can not say any other place could even possibly get close to what this one did to us while travelling Hawaii; we are thinking back in memories of true recuperation, calmness and natural salutary. You will have a flat with a great view over all surroundings, you keep your privacy while still getting all information, kind hints and introduction to the fabulous and rewarding fruits that surrounding gardens provide. Feel gifted to be in close proximity of everything you would want to travel and do on Kauai's northshore, from Napali trails to Hanalei's surf and beaches or restaurants while being isolated enough to do your own thing and relax.
The apartment is extremely tidy, well maintained and done with a great harmonious touch and atmosphere. We do not intent to write about what others have already done but only would like to say how thankful we are to have had this experience. Tim, thank you very much!
We definitely will see you again.
Our stay at Olana Farm was great! Tim and Myrica have created a really special space and we were lucky for a few days to be a part of it. We used the suite as home base for daily adventures around the North Shore and it was such a comfortable retreat to start and end our days. Not to mention the food! Our 1 yr old loved walking to see the roosters & hens - fun times for all! We hope to visit again and recommend it highly!
Great place! Thanks for a wonderful stay.
We stayed at the farm for 6 days and it was excellent. The apartment is private, as the ground floor is used infrequently. The Bathroom is huge and beautifully appointed, and has a lovely centrepiece bath which isn't in the pics, and neither is the large dressing/robe area to put all your stuff. The kitchen had everything you need to cook, and we enjoyed the best meals on our holiday at the Farm. Recommend you get some fresh Mahi Mahi (expect$) and cook it yourself, and have it with fresh organic salad/veg. Everywhere we wanted to see wasn't a big drive, so location is excellent. Away from crowds (yay), excellent ocean view, lovely hosts who even ground fresh coffee and put in the fridge for our arrival - attention to detail - fresh cut flowers all around apartment - nice. Lanai in the morning with the birds and excellent night sky. Use of beach equipment, washer/dryer, wifi. Bed was soft on top but firm underneath, no wobbles or creaking! The apartment is a dedicated holiday apartment for a farm stay experience and is done very well. If we cross the pond again, we would definately go back. Thanks Tim and Olana Farm and the Interns and the Wwoofs too! Jane & Bill Melbourne Australia
Olana is a very special place. Tim and Myrica are amazing hosts, hospitable and warm. Ditto to everything in all of the other 5 star reviews - the fresh fruits and veggies, the beach supplies, etc. Being Kauai in February, we got a little bit more rain than we were hoping for on our "sunny getaway," but I couldn't pick a better place to stay for a few rainy days than Olana. We walked around the fields barefoot, picking fresh fruits and veggies, spent some time with the farm work crew (who were incredibly friendly and helpful), and when the sun came out for a few hours, made a quick escape to nearby Larsen's beach, which is lovely and so close. Thank you Tim and Myrica for a wonderful experience.
Can't say enough wonderful things about this piece of heaven. Tim and Myrica are gracious hosts with a fantastic home on the northwestern corner of Kauai. Conveniently located near Hanalei (about 15 min by car). The property is lush and naturally beautiful and the accommodations themselves were perfect for our weeklong stay. The farm-fresh eggs and fruits were delicious and plentiful. There were so many conveniences covered as well, like beig able to use the provided coolers, beach mats, snorkels, fins, etc that are always available and the access to washer/drier for any laundry. The only minor thing to mention is that you may not take scalding hot showers here on cloudy days, as hot water is solar powered. This however did not detract at all from an overall incredible experience and we hope to return and will be sending our friends as well! Anyone reading this and should book immediately, I guarantee you'll be glad you did! Thanks so much to Tim and Myrica for an amazing experience.
Yes, it was even better than the fab photos because we were staying in a lovely little second floor nest with views of ocean and mountains, stars and birds. Not really isolated because of working organic farm around and lovely healing studio below. Everyone was sweet but gave us space. Also liked the eco friendly atmosphere. We hope to go back to this little spot of paradise again someday. 10 days was not enough. This is in a rural but elegant Northeast corner of Kauai... Our kind of place.
Such a wonderful place to stay! The pictures do not do justice to the space - there are amazing views from windows in every room. Here you can get all of the beautiful nature with the comforts of home.
They provided everything that you would need
- kitchen items for cooking
- a changing area with plenty of space to hang clothes in as well as dressers and shelves
- beach towels and water toys
- soap, shampoo, conditioner
- laundry washer/dryer and soap
- bug spray, sunscreen
- Kauai guidebook
- super comfortable bed
- internet (and a TV set up although we did not turn it on)
- and my favorite --- fresh fruits and veggies from the garden!!!
Tim was an excellent host. He gave us a tour of the farm and insight to local hikes and close beaches. He always had a smile on his face and was happy to answer our questions. All of the workers were pleasant and helpful.
Thank you so much for having us. We will be back!!
Wow truly the best part of our Hawaii trip! We currently are on the big Island and wishing we would have stayed in Kauai longer. First off Kauai is magical! The environment and beauty of it is like NOTHING you will ever see anywhere else. Tim was such an amazing host...our stay at Olana couldn't have been better! The space is GORGEOUS! Waking up to the view every day is just breathtaking. The fruit and veggies from the farm made our stay even more special, and the quiet location of the farm made for such a restful and restorative time in Kauai. The folks at the farm are just the kindest people!! I encourage anyone thinking of staying in Kauai to stay here...you will not regret it! There is no nightlife (that we found) and we were totally ok with that. Also Tim's wife gave the best massage!! We hope to come back here again someday soon! Namaste and Aloha!
We had a great time at Olana Farm. Tim was the perfect host and made us feel so welcome. We would recommend it to everyone for a really different kind of holiday away from the resorts and crowds.
Great local beaches and close enough to drive easily to the north shore. Fantastic!
Response from Tim:
Laura and Simon,
Thanks again for your visit to Olana Farm, we'd love to see you for another (hopefully drier) visit.
A hui hou,